Philippe Garrel: Part 1

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"“The child of Cocteau and Godard” (Rivette), “the proverbial underrated genius” (Assayas), Philippe Garrel began making films at sixteen. Garrel’s reflective films draw heavily on his autobiography—the women in his life, including the chanteuse Nico, his companion for a crucial decade-long interlude; his addictions and inner turmoil; a family of politically-engaged artisans, incorporating as actors father Maurice, son Louis and most-recently daughter Esther, alongside comrades Jean-Pierre Léaud, Anne Wiazemsky, Pierre Clémenti and Zouzou. This retrospective, the most complete yet in the United States, including recent digital restorations courtesy of Re: Voir, and new 35mm prints, will provide a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience fifty years of work from cinema’s foremost poet."-Metrograph